18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2012
I'm a huge fan of the Invicta Pro Diver line of watches and this two-tone chrono was a wonderful addition to my collection. The watch is striking with it's royal blue dial and 18k gold accents. I've owned it just a few days and have already had a bunch of compliments! Another winner from Invicta and big thanks to Amazon for making it so affordable!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I am someone who always wears a dive watch since my days of SCUBA diving. I also happen to like large watches. However, this was my first Invicta watch as I usually purchased Citizen or Seiko.
The watch is large, probably too large for some people. It is also a heavy watch. The crystal appears solid (thick) and might be the scratch resistant type (not 100% sure). The product images are 100% accurate in the representation of the watch. The watch is good looking and received quite a few positive remarks from colleagues. The bezel is easy to turn, but seems as if it might loosen too much over time. The watch provides basic functions but no calendar or alarm functions. It is rated to 200m and has the Japanese Quartz movement, which is well rated. The crown is not your typical screw down type normally found on Citizen watches. It just "pops" out, which I find odd. Instructions are fairly easy to follow in setting up the watch (compared to some I have had for years and still not setup).
The bottom line is that at its current price, the watch is an incredible deal. At the MSRP, I would not purchase. Amazon seems to have recently lowered the price making it an incredible bargain.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2012
I got this as a gift to myself for finishing a training program, and I definitely think it was worth it. The first time I wore it I got numerous compliments on it. I have a small (~7") wrist so at first I was worried it'd look silly on me, but it looks great. I find myself dressing up more often just to wear it.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2013
I messed up my Tag diving watch. It was the only watch I've owned for nearly 15 years. I've sent it off for repair which takes several months, and I needed an inexpensive replacement while its being fixed. This watch looked fantastic in the pictures. Then, I started reading all the bad reviews about Invicta and some of the negative comments about this one. That gave me cold feet. So, I ordered a Seiko Solar diving watch instead. But, I couldn't get the image of this one out of my head. Then I saw the price drop to about $90 so I ordered it anyway.
The Invicta and the Seiko arrived within a day of each other. The Seiko is a terrific watch, but doesn't look anywhere near as nice as this Invicta. Frankly, I like the look of this watch even more than my Tag. The finish is brilliant! No other watch I've seen at any price sparkles the way this one does.
Being skeptical about the quality based on all the reviews, I've put both the Invicta and teh Seiko to the test and my conclusion is that this Invicta is a fantastic value! More than that, its probably better than many watches that retail for more. I wear it nonstop whether swimming, taking a shower, working around the house, going to the office, etc. It keeps accurate time; the chrono feature works well; the fit and finish is excellent; it has thus far proven to be reliably waterproof, which is surprising given that it does not have a screw-down crown.
The bracelet is only slightly less heavy than the Seiko (but then the Seiko bracelet is heavier than the Tag). The luminosity isn't as good as the Seiko but the Seiko isn't as luminous as the Tag.
The crystal appears to be reasonably hard. However, I accidentally hit it on the bottom of the pool so hard that I could hear it scratch the plaster on the bottom. It did scratch the finish on the bezel slightly, and there is a slight scratch on the crystal, but its not apparent unless you look very closely, and doesn't seem to have adversely impacted the water resistance.
I don't claim that this is an equal to a Tag or even a Seiko. I think only time can determine that. But, as a sport diver, I wouldn't hesitate to dive with this watch. It's functional; it does what it claims; and; it gets more compliments than my $2,500 Tag or the $250 Seiko at a fraction of the price.
My guess is that most potential buyers for sub $300 diving watches don't use them for diving anyway. If I'm right, then this is a great value and even ignoring the price, a really nice watch.
Maybe Invicta has some quality control or consistency problems that cause people to slam them so much? I can't say why they get such a bad rap. But, this being my first Invicta, I would seriously consider buying another one if not for the fact that I'm someone who has gone the last 15 years with only one watch and now I have 3.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I received this watch a few weeks ago, and I have to admit I am quite
impressed with the quality and functionality. The instructions are easy to follow to set your watch to your needs. The stainless steel feels very solid and well made. It does not feel like a cheap chinese imitate. To some a watch is a watch, but this one is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also exceptionally resourceful. The design is not as stylish as Diesel's or Gucci's, yet this watch looks bold and strong at affordable price range. I have been using a Casio analog/digital stainless steel watch for over ten years, which has been a great one. I changed the battery once, and it has got some scratches on the glass and wrist band.
I don't know how durable this Invicta one will be over the next 5 years, but from my initial impression, I am sure this one will last for a long time without getting scratches easily. (I can't just make some dents and scratches to test intentionally.)
For the current price Amazon has listed, one better get moving to purchase this beautiful time piece; it seems like it's at the lowest price now. This watch makes a great gift for any person in want of a quality, water-resistant and chronographically operational watch. See Amazon's product page for other perks this watch has to offer. I strongly recommend this watch. Lastly, make sure you have a big hand thick wrist; this watch is kind of big, and it may not look good on a thin wrist (something to certainly consider, of course).
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2012
The watch is beautiful. Very heavy and the finish is brilliant. I love the watch, however the buying experience not so much. I ordered the watch through Amazon and received it in a timely fashion. However when the watch arrived, it had a speck of dust or debris in the inside of the crystal. I hoped that I could exchange the watch but that was not an option. I had to return the watch for a refund and then purchase another one to replace it. By the time I went to reorder, the price of the watch had gone from $85 to $149.00! I was not going to pay that much and was about to get a different watch when I was able to find the same watch on Ebay (brand new in box) for $69.00 plus $12.00 S&H. I received the watch promptly and have been wearing it proudly ever since.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2015
I am not a picky person , I got in love with this watch when I saw it. the color the shape are nice the delivery process was awesome, the box, the presentation, the warranty optional to buy the same. I used this watch the first day and was amaizing feeling but I used my other watch from dife ferent brand which is amazing and I never have any problem, at the second day I wanted to used this watch again was stop for complete I did assume that was normal and I set the correct time again and I wearing the same day and go to work, the time is very value in my job and then in the afternoon the watch was stopped and was embarrassing for me because I have to communicated the time the co workers have to take brakes time, some co worker told me was going on promptly I thought in my watch and was sttoped again and automatically the peril was out without having any bad movement so, this is the second time this problem happen to me again. if is a diving never trust in a watch like this because the peril has both side rotation without an ending a safe stop, I try to read the instruction again and non of this 1773 watch appear in any illustration. for other part the belt look nothing special and most in the gold part. sorry for this comment but this really happen to me. sorry I an English as a second language. I like watches so much and a have an small collection now I know if I can return this.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Last week, I ordered the new Invicta 1773 Pro Diver watch. Its a solid, lovely watch and not expensive. It can be yours for less than $100 on the internet and I believe that you, like me, will be happy with your purchase. I can't tell how long the watch will last or how hard (expensive) it will be to replace the battery. But as a purchaser online, I'm very happy with its look, what seems to be quality manufacturing and layout. I got the blue one, but I believe there are a number of other colors to be had
Invicta as a watch company was founded in 1837 in La Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland and currently carries 5 brands of watch currently: S Coifman, Activa, Activa Kids, Potger-Piertri and Poseidon. The watches are all pretty, fairly priced and very functional.
When I asked a friend that knows watches, he remarked that Invicta is known to make a pretty good watch for the price but that the prices always seem discounted.
Going to Invicta Watch's website, I found a list of MSRPs for their watches with prices stretching from $200 - $2,000. This particular watch has a MSRP of around $495 but a quick search online reveals prices at less than $100.
The watch is heavy, a nice weight that reminds you it is there without bothering you. The band (22 mm) is metal (and, apparently, gold but not sure how it would be gold at this price) but it does not catch arm hairs. It slots neatly beneath a cuff for a dress shirt and looks sport but professional. The clasp is a fold over with a safety and locks securely. The bezel of the watch is easy to manipulate and intuitive. The case of the watch is 44mm with a thickness of 12 mm. It is apparently water resistant to 200 meters. That's pretty deep...I'm a diver and the deepest I've ever gone was 145 feet down.
The watch is a large one...but at 6'1", I'm kind of a large one myself. If you have a thin wrist or are a small person, this may not be the watch for you. If you like a bigger watch, I think you'll love this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2015
So much better than the 40 diameter which I gave one star. The width of the band, the diameter of the dial, all say it's a men's watch. Be careful when searching this style because there is another men's version with similar design but so small (and difficult to discern by its appearance online). So far keeping good time. I haven't tried it under water nor do I believe I will. There are many other much more suitable watches for diving.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2013
I ordered this watch back in May in preparation for a diving trip I was taking this summer. I was very happy with the appearance of this watch and wore it often. However when I took it one first dive, no deeper than 35 feet, it promptly stopped working. This watch is rated far deeper than 35 feet and in a group of 15 people mine was the only one that broke.
I sent it back to either be replaced or repaired. I was informed it was to be repaired and as I write this in January, I still have not received my watch back, close to 7 months of "repairs".